Trip Programme 2005

Liverpool Scottish –Ypres/Erquinghem-Lys Weekend – 4/5/6 June 2005

Outline Programme as 29th May 2005

A coach/coaches will leave Liverpool on Saturday 4th June. All details, timings etc to be coordinated by Maj McConnell in conjunction with the LSRA

  • Evening Saturday 4th June: arrive Ypres, settle into hotel and, no doubt, enjoy a bit of the local hospitality.
  • Sunday 5th June – outline programme
    • 0830 Those travelling independently by car need to be on the Grote Markt (main Square) in Ypres/Ieper by 0830 if they wish to follow the coach to Erquinghem Lys
    • 0930 The members of the Liverpool Scottish party arrive in Erquinghem- Lys.
    • 1000 Liverpool Scottish march through Erquinghem Lys
    • 1045 Memorial Service and laying of Wreath at Erquinghem Lys Churchyard. Rev Harry Ross to officiate, Lord Lieutenant to lay wreath. (Bugler and Piper to play Last Post/Flowers of the Forest)
    • 1130 Opening of Jack Thorpe’s Museum, Erquinghem - Lys by the Lord-Lieutenant of Merseysid , Colonel Alan Waterworth
    • 1215-1330 Lunch. Hosted by the Mayor and citizens of Erquinghem-Lys
    • 1345 Depart Erquinghem-Lys for Bois Grenier and site of Liverpool Scottish Cairn (1 km SE of Bois Grenier)
    • 1400 - 1430 Arrive and organise at the Cairn site
    • 1430- 1500 Unveiling and dedication of Memorial cairn to 2nd battalion The Liverpool Scottish
    • 1500-1600 Battlefield Walk for which a guide sheet and maps will be available: Introduction by Mr. John Dickinson.
    • 1600 Return to Bois Grenier to the Gérard Charlet Sports Centre
    • 1600-1730 ‘Vin d’honneur’ (refreshments) in the Sports Hall, courtesy of the Mayor and citizens of Bois Grenier.
    • 1730 Depart Bois Grenier for Ypres (journey about 45 mins)
    • 1930 Liverpool Scottish party parade in the Grote Markt to march to the Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony, Ypres.
    • 1950 Liverpool Scottish party in position at the Menin Gate
    • 2000 Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony